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MOP1021PN
Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
2021
Alsace
Organic Farming
Biodynamic farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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Alsace, France's most easterly and one of it's most northernly wine regions, shares a rich history and lots in common with its German neighbours. Also known for their iconic fluted bottles and exceptional quality, bone dry, aromatic whites, the four Alsace noble varieties dominate; Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris (with Pinot Noir and Crémant on the up). The region is a concentrated 15,500ha narrow strip of vineyards at an altitude of 150–450 m and benefits from a semi-continental climate, being mostly sunny, hot and dry. With the Vosges mountains to the west and the Rhine river to the east the region gets all the sun and rain it needs for the slow ripening of its grapes.

Maison Moritz-Prado has to be one of the newest and most exciting Alsace wineries to launch in the recent years. Winemaker Ghislain Moritz studied and cut his teeth for five years in Mercurey before moving to Portugal and then the Carpathian mountains in Romania to work for the then relatively unknown Avincis winery. It was in 2009 that he met Angela, a Columbian studying in Paris, and together they returned to Romania to successfully grow the Avincis offering. With the knowledge and a passion to start their own project they bought 5 ha of vines in Albé (the only mountainous vineyards of Alsace) and in 2018 returned to France with a young family. They work the 450m high vineyards by hand, where they grows Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir organically. And only one vintage in, with the unique Schist soil, altitude and a creative use of skin contact, burgundy barrels and amphorae, they are already creating exceptionally fresh, powerful and elegant wines. Watch this space. Very closely.

Tasting note: Tasting note coming soon!
Winemaking Detail: The second release of the Pet Nat sees an addition of 10% Pinot Noir, resulting in the cloudy pink colour in the bottle. Manual harvest, followed by 2 hand selections before pressing, followed by maceration . During the press of the Gewurtzraminer, a portion of the must is taken off and frozen (5% pf the total volume of the Pet Nat) to use it as a liquere de tirage for the second fermentation. Fermantation is under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulphites.
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Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
Colour Pet Nat
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2021
Main Grape Pinot Blanc
Other Grapes 25% Pinot Gris; 25% Riesling; 15% Gewurtraminer; 10% Pinot Noir
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 12%
Production 7000
Aging Stainless Steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail The second release of the Pet Nat sees an addition of 10% Pinot Noir, resulting in the cloudy pink colour in the bottle. Manual harvest, followed by 2 hand selections before pressing, followed by maceration . During the press of the Gewurtzraminer, a portion of the must is taken off and frozen (5% pf the total volume of the Pet Nat) to use it as a liquere de tirage for the second fermentation. Fermantation is under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulphites.

MOP1021PN
Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
2021
Alsace
Organic Farming
Biodynamic farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Alsace, France's most easterly and one of it's most northernly wine regions, shares a rich history and lots in common with its German neighbours. Also known for their iconic fluted bottles and exceptional quality, bone dry, aromatic whites, the four Alsace noble varieties dominate; Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris (with Pinot Noir and Crémant on the up). The region is a concentrated 15,500ha narrow strip of vineyards at an altitude of 150–450 m and benefits from a semi-continental climate, being mostly sunny, hot and dry. With the Vosges mountains to the west and the Rhine river to the east the region gets all the sun and rain it needs for the slow ripening of its grapes.

Maison Moritz-Prado has to be one of the newest and most exciting Alsace wineries to launch in the recent years. Winemaker Ghislain Moritz studied and cut his teeth for five years in Mercurey before moving to Portugal and then the Carpathian mountains in Romania to work for the then relatively unknown Avincis winery. It was in 2009 that he met Angela, a Columbian studying in Paris, and together they returned to Romania to successfully grow the Avincis offering. With the knowledge and a passion to start their own project they bought 5 ha of vines in Albé (the only mountainous vineyards of Alsace) and in 2018 returned to France with a young family. They work the 450m high vineyards by hand, where they grows Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir organically. And only one vintage in, with the unique Schist soil, altitude and a creative use of skin contact, burgundy barrels and amphorae, they are already creating exceptionally fresh, powerful and elegant wines. Watch this space. Very closely.

Tasting note: Tasting note coming soon!
Winemaking Detail: The second release of the Pet Nat sees an addition of 10% Pinot Noir, resulting in the cloudy pink colour in the bottle. Manual harvest, followed by 2 hand selections before pressing, followed by maceration . During the press of the Gewurtzraminer, a portion of the must is taken off and frozen (5% pf the total volume of the Pet Nat) to use it as a liquere de tirage for the second fermentation. Fermantation is under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulphites.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note Tasting note coming soon!
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2021
Main Grape Pinot Blanc
Other Grapes 25% Pinot Gris; 25% Riesling; 15% Gewurtraminer; 10% Pinot Noir
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 12%
Production 7000
Aging Stainless Steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail The second release of the Pet Nat sees an addition of 10% Pinot Noir, resulting in the cloudy pink colour in the bottle. Manual harvest, followed by 2 hand selections before pressing, followed by maceration . During the press of the Gewurtzraminer, a portion of the must is taken off and frozen (5% pf the total volume of the Pet Nat) to use it as a liquere de tirage for the second fermentation. Fermantation is under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulphites.